Lois ‘Andy’ Boulier

Posted Feb. 25, 2014, at 6:06 p.m.

EAST NEWPORT – Lois “Andy” M. Boulier, 83, died Feb. 24, 2014, at her residence following a year long battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Stetson, a daughter of Wayman and Blanche (Lawrence) Boulier.

She graduated from Newport High School, class of 1950. She had been employed as a spinner at Ski-Land Woolen Mill in Clinton, Wyndotte Mill in Sidney, Guilford Industries in Newport and Forest Yarns in East Newport, retiring in 1995. Andy was an avid sportswoman. During the weekends, she could be found camping and fishing at Packard Landing on Sebec Lake with family and friends sharing memorable stories. She always looked forward to hunting season and going to Gene’s fields to get her “Big Buck,” which she had done throughout the years. Her biggest trophy was a 16 pointer. Andy also enjoyed snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter. After retirement, her time was spent working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She always made time to go for evening car rides with her sisters, Helen and Marion, looking for deer and turkeys in the fields in Exeter and Corinth. Andy enjoyed going to the county in the fall to cut broccoli, bringing back bags full to share with family and friends. She always thought of others first; giving her time and conversation to many.

She is survived by her loving sister, Marion Austin of Newport; a cousin, Maynard Call of Palmyra, who was always there for conversation and especially in the fall when he brought boughs for around her home; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; including a special niece, Bunny Braley; her friend, Mary Thompson; and her sister, Marion who cared for Andy, making it possible for her to stay at home where she was the most happy. She was predeceased by her parents; her siblings, Kenneth, Joe, Helen Haining, Thelma Eaton and two infants, Leon and Wayman Jr.; and a special friend of 40 years, Marjorie Brann.

The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice, especially Jean, Kim and Vanessa, for their care of Andy.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Friends may call from noon until time of services. Following the funeral service, family and friends are invited to the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion, North Street, Newport, for a time of fellowship and refreshment. Spring burial will be at Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House,654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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